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A new strain of coronavirus claims another life...this time in France. A 65-year-old man who had been traveling in Dubai has died from the illness, the French health ministry said. He was the first Frenchman to fall ill from the SARS-like coronavirus. The World Health Organization says the virus, which causes coughing, fever and pneumonia, can likely be passed between humans, but only after prolonged, close contact. Out of 44 confirmed cases worldwide, 23 people have now died with most of those infected having traveled in the Middle East. Read more...
Lovely. I was driving down I-95 the other day, and there was a diesel truck spewing such dense, thick smoke from both smokestacks that it looked like fog settled across the eight-lane highway in its wake. I said to my friend, "Wouldn't you think Read more...
January 24, 1958 - The World Of Disarmament Talks.
News of the day, this day in history - report from The United Nations, daily newscast featuring world events. A Dag Hammarskjold Press conference on this day - optimistic over resumption of Nuclear Disarmament talks. West Germany not thrilled. Middle East reported calm. Meetings on Central American Trade. World Health Organization and the recent Cyclone crisis in Ceylon. UN Representative from the U.S. Henry Cabot Lodge to leave on the 28th for month long visit to Iran, Afghanistan and India. Read more...
Once upon a time, in a land that now seems to have been populated by tooth fairies and unicorns, there was a political party that had a set of core beliefs to which they actually adhered. Among them was that actually balancing the budget, as Read more...
I don't know why people are so determined to ignore this. As someone who's had pneumonia, trust me, it's not an experience you want to have. I was luc Read more...

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Remember, "pandemic" only means "global." It doesn't mean deadly. However, please keep in mind that it's the second wave of this virus (expected this Read more...
Informed Comment: It now appears that the insurgency in Iraq has succeeded in interfering with food delivery to U.S. personnel AlterNet: Cast your vot Read more...